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Hunter-Gatherer Trade in Wild Forest Products in the Early Centuries A.D. with the Port of Broach, India

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Title: Hunter-Gatherer Trade in Wild Forest Products in the Early Centuries A.D. with the Port of Broach, India
Authors: Stiles, Daniel
Keywords: hunter-gatherers
trade systems
Broach
Northwestern India
South Asia
LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Oceania--Antiquities--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Stiles, D. 1993. Hunter-Gatherer Trade in Wild Forest Products in the Early Centuries A.D. with the Port of Broach, India. Asian Perspectives 32 (2): 153-67.
Series/Report no.: Volume 32
Number 2
Abstract: Two paradigms have been used to describe the nature of twentieth-century huntergatherers, one focused on ecological approaches, the other emphasizing historical context. This paper examines how an ancient forager trading system might have operated, using the Gujarati port city of Broach, India. Foragers supplied important wild products necessary for prestige goods exchange and for the maintenance of Asian religions. These products could be obtained more effectively and at lower cost by local foragers. Today, trading opportunities are fewer and the forest resources endangered, the result of modern destruction of forest habitat and appropriation of land. KEYWORDS: hunter-gatherers, trade systems, Broach, northwestern India, South Asia.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/17028
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 1993 - Volume 32, Number 2 (Fall)



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